Maxwell Watkins

Maxwell W.

Forest Hills, NY

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I will always have my lesson structure rooted in music theory as to properly learn music as opposed to just learning some songs on guitar.

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Maxwell delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am passionate lifelong guitar player. I began playing when I was 8 years old and over the course of the next 22 years improved through private lessons, playing guitar in high school band, amateur rock bands as a teenager as well as studying some music theory at Brooklyn College. I am well versed in a wide array of musical genres and can tailor my lessons to your specific tastes and needs while still covering the fundamental techniques, theory, ear training and skills necessary to meet your musical goals.


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6 Reviews

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Milan May 5, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I am 35 years old and recently decided about learning how to play acoustic guitar; went online and after little search found Max and his classes.
From initial contact Max was very friendly, approachable and helpful.
He assisted me with and gave me good advise on purchase of my first guitar, before us even meeting in person and starting first lesson.
He is very knowledgeable about music in general and I immediately knew, that I chose the right person for the task. I have been taking his lessons once a week for almost 4 months now and feel more and more confident that one day I can master to actually play some songs I like. I am always taking/learning something new from our lessons, he would give me great feedback and homework to practice or focus on at home. He is very patient and understanding. Even with my limited time to practice at home I still feel like we're doing progress every time during the lesson. I very much recommend Max to anyone who is starting or is advanced and want to get better or master some specifics, he is definitely the right person to lead you there.
Thanks Max !!!

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Diana T. May 1, 2019
Guitar · In home

Hands down the BEST instructor ever. I started from zero and he really really has all the patience in the world. Maxwell's passion to teach shows every lesson. He is super dedicated to his students and that's super important. Thank you for sharing your talent and teaching me!

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Nadia Jan 18, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I am an amateur piano player and wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Max was amazing as he taught me how to transition perfectly. I am still taking lesson from him in a regular basis and my nephew will be here this summer and I’m going to have him teach him as well. What a wonderful young man and teacher!

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Dave Jan 18, 2019
Electric Guitar · In studio

When I started guitar I was an absolute beginner who was lost in a sea of everyone promising you short cuts and all sorts of gimicks to learn the guitar. However after meeting max in a short couple of weeks i learned the tools i needed to reach my goals a a guitarist. With his lessons tailored to your personal musical tastes your always going to be looking forward to the next lesson , if your willing to put in the work i highly recomend him as your music teacher.

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Tom Jan 15, 2019
Music Theory · In home

Had a great time with Max! He is such a good teacher and I learned how to play Stairway To Heaven!! Thanks bro, you're the best.

Kim Jan 15, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I had a wonderful time learning with Max. Unlike other teachers, he really cared about my learning guitar and understand music rather than just memorizing chords. He inspired me to keep at it, and tailored every lesson to my personal taste. He is truly a special teacher and I couldn't recommend him more

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